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Music shop to close a 'Howick icon'

Tom Kroon says it's the people he'll miss most when his music shop closes after nearly four decades of trading.

A surprise win for photgrapher

Artist Jesse Dunstan was surprised to win a major competition after forgetting his work had even been entered.

Eyeleen loses her eye

A young cat that was shot in the head with an arrow has lost the battle to keep her eye.

Orange day for orange primates

Marlene Jackson is trading in her annual beach and shopping holiday for an Asian adventure.

Global help for Eyeleen

Pet lovers worldwide have donated money to help an Auckland cat who was shot through the eye.

Ban on back burner

Auckland Council backs away from fireplace ban, saying the city has bigger pollution problems.

Hats off to new sensor

New technology is telling an early childhood centre when hats and sunblock should be worn.

Baby snatch prompts security plans

Security improvements are still being made at Middlemore Hospital five months after a baby was snatched from maternity care.

Kids stride out with cricketers

It's no secret where Samuel Boyes' allegiances lie ahead of tomorrow's New Zealand-Australia ICC Cricket World Cup clash.

Event aims to raise $1000

A toy library's Children's Day event hopes to raise funds to keep the toys flowing.

Drive to make space more accessible

A New Zealander of the Year nomination recognises a project that could make sending a satellite into orbit much cheaper.

Butterflies thrive at school

Students from St Kentigern College are all a flutter after creating an award-winning butterfly habitat.

Heart won't hold teen back

Talented cricketing teen Rae Allright isn't about to let a heart condition keep her off the field.

Desperate to find a job

Solo mum has taken to holding signs asking for work at busy intersection.

Sinkers pose threat to moored boats

Surfcasters are wreaking havoc among moored boats at Shelley Park Beach in Howick.

Microscopic jellyfish sting beach-goers

Itchy rashes and large welts caused by microscopic jellyfish keep swimmers away.

Emily to the rescue

Emily Rushton is out to prove true superheroes don't fly – they run.

Teen shot in the arm

Police are appealing for help following the Christmas Eve shooting of a teenager in Auckland.

Postbox removal annoys

Wheelchair-bound Doreen Chandler cannot understand why Eastern Beach's only two postboxes have been removed.

Plain potty over plane spotting

As a plane becomes visible on the horizon a group of men, binoculars or camera in hand, emerge from their cars.

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